Monday, December 29, 2008

Bika Ambon

Recipe By Amy Beh

330ml thick coconut milk

100ml lukewarm water

50g plain flour

1 tsp instant yeast

150g rice flour

100g tapioca flour

250g castor sugar

180ml coconut water

5 egg yolks

½ tsp vanilla essence

¾ tsp salt

Put thick coconut milk in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil over very low heat. Remove and leave aside to cool completely.

Combine lukewarm water, flour and instant yeast in a small bowl and leave aside to froth.

Mix both flours, sugar, coconut water, egg yolks, essence and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add fermented yeast mixture and the cooled coconut milk to mix.

Leave mixture aside, covered with a damp tea towel to ferment for 2-3 hours.

Turn batter into a lightly greased tray and bake in preheated oven at 200°C and grill until the top of the cake is golden brown.

Ayam Golek

Ayam Golek

1.5kg chicken

1 tsp salt

200ml thick coconut milk

Ground spices

200g shallots

4 cloves garlic

3 stalks lemon grass

20g galangal

15g ginger

20g fresh turmeric

120g fresh red chillies

1 tsp white peppercorns

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp fennel


1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp monosodium glutamate

Chop the chicken into 4 quarter pieces and 7score a few diagonal cuts on each piece. Rub with salt.

Combine coconut milk with the ground spice ingredients in a saucepan over a medium low heat. Bring to a low simmering boil. Add seasoning.

Dish out and combine with the chicken pieces. Leave aside to marinate for at least 1-2 hours.

Grill the chicken pieces (for an authentic taste, grill over burning embers) and brush with remaining marinade when grilling, until meat is cooked through and lightly browned.